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This study showed that the majority of homeless people in Australia’s cities had low educational attainment, elevated rates of serious medical conditions, and high levels of interaction with the justice system.
Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs they also aim to contribute to improved social and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
The aim of the '50 Lives 50 Homes' project is to house and provide support to fifty of Perth’s most vulnerable homeless people. This research report constitutes the first of three reports for the evaluation of the project.
Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in further training, or getting a job difficult in the extreme.
Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance abuse problems, violence...
Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding their first incidence of...
The impact of service integration on client outcomes in the homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol sectors.
This AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia provides the first comprehensive examination and assessment of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness.
Government funding is the dominant form of...
The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).